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Didion, Joan.

Summary: ""Life changes fast. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 813.54 Didio

Federico, Meg.

Summary: The author relates her poignant and hilariously tumultuous journey caring for her eighty-year-old mother and newly minted step-father who were forced to accept full-time home care.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.87 Federico 2009

Didion, Joan.

Summary: ""Life changes fast. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2005

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 Did

Didion, Joan.

Summary: [In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2005

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 DID

Chua, Amy.

Summary: Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.874 CHU

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 Chua 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHUA, AMY CHU

Hunt, Linda

Summary: In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America. Hoping to save her family's farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little more than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara's curling iron, set out on foot from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910 HUN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.8 HUN

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, "Traveling with Pomegranates" is a revealing self-portrait by the beloved author of "The Secret Life of Bees" and her daughter, a writer in the making.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Kidd 2009

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill, and her only hope for survival rests in her parents' ability to find a compatible bone marrow donator. Their desperate decision to conceive another child raises both ethical and moral questions and begins to erode their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MY

Giles, Nyna

Summary: Gile's childhood had been spent in doctor's offices; she spent nearly every waking moment at her mother's side. As Nyna grew up, her mother became more and more distant. Carolyn Scott Reybold had been a model in 1947, a friend of Grace Kelly, and even a bridesmaid at her wedding. How had that confident, glamorous woman become the mother Giles knew growing up-- the mother who was now living in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILES, NYNA GIL

Smith, Tracy K.

Summary: "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, TRACY K SMI

Carroll, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CAR

Hampton, Kelle.

Summary: "The author of the popular blog Enjoying the Small Things interweaves lyrical prose and stunning four-color photography as she recounts the story of the first year of her daughter Nella--who has Down syndrome--and celebrates the beauty found in the unexpected, the strength of a mother's love, and, ultimately, the amazing power of perspective"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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Lindbergh, Reeve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.52 LIN

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: The authors describe their introspective journeys to Greece and France, during which they reconnected while Sue grappled with midlife challenges and writer's block and Ann struggled with heartbreak and post-college career questions.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 Kidd 2009

Quindlen, Anna.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Pub. 1994

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC QUI

Fontaine, Claire.

Summary: Told in alternating voices, a travelogue capturing the changing relationship between a mother and her adult daughter follows their sixteen-city, twelve-country tour during which their adventures and mishaps brought them closer together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.41 FON

Summary: Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam's Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam's charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BRO

Fastman, Raisa.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSage Press 1987

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 779.24 FAS

Millett, Kate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MIL

Fales-Hill, Susan.

Summary: The daughter of a Broadway actress who performed with Lena Horne and Alvin Ailey recounts the inspiration she received from her mother and the challenges she endured as a half-white, half-African American television writer in Hollywood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 FAL

Crawford, Christina

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: D.I. Fine 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRA

Rivers, Melissa

Summary: Joan Rivers was known all over the world--from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Jo an and Melissa...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIVERS, JOAN RIV

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Rivers 2015

Plath, Sylvia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1992

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.54 Plath 1992

Tan, Amy.

Summary: After being drawn together by the shadows of their past, four women start meeting every week in San Francisco to engage in hobbies they all enjoy. After one of the four members dies, her daughter takes her place to fulfill her mother's dying wish. After the revelation of a secret, the women are forced to think back to their pasts and remember the sometimes painful events of their lives.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Phoenix Audio 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC TAN